Do you enjoy riding a motorcycle? It is definitely a faster way of reaching your target destination, and according to statistics, it is safer than driving a car.
However, in reality, with motorcycles, you only get one mistake, and sadly, that one could be your last one. Due to its size and shape, the motorcycle is not designed to protect the rider from the accident. It is designed to provide the rider with a “fake” sense of freedom and increase one’s adrenaline to the point of satisfaction.
Whether you are riding a motorcycle out of a pure desire for freedom or you enjoy the rush of adrenaline, you should do whatever you can to increase your safety on the road. Here are a few safety tips to help you prevent a motorcycle accident.
Drinking alcohol before riding a motorcycle usually has fatal consequences. Did you know that approximately 40 percent of all motorcycle riders who died in single-vehicle crashes were impaired by alcohol? Staying sober is as important as the drive itself, and one of the ways to ensure that you will be able to ride safely.
Always stay on the lookout for other vehicles on the road, bumps and any damage to the road itself. The motorcycle is designed for speed, but it is not the most stable vehicle out there. A single bump on the road could send you flying in the air or sliding down the road without a way of stopping. Also, if hit by another vehicle (whether from your rear end or from the side), you will most likely lose control of your motorcycle and end up in an accident.
In case you do find yourself in an accident, speak with our Dallas Motorcycle Accident Attorneys and receive a free case evaluation. Perhaps you were not the one who caused the accident, and if that can be proven, you will be entitled to compensation for your:
- Property damage (motorcycle repair)
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Weather is Your Enemy
Every experienced motorcycle rider knows that bad weather is not a friend. You should try and study up new ways to ride in the heavy rain, wind and other types of heavy weather. It can be quite challenging, and even increase your chances of getting involved in an accident. Remember to pick up the rain gear if heavy rain is on the broadcast, and while out there, lower your speed to maintain full control of your motorcycle. Watch out for any ponds of rain (you never know how deep it could be), and hold your grip as firmly as you can.
Wear Protective Gear
A helmet is a must (not wearing one could get you a ticket). Every motorcyclist should also wear protective clothing to prevent any injuries from occurring (or reduce them). The usual gear involves:
- A leather jacket (wind-proof)
- Leather pants (with enforced kneepads)
- A pair of leather boots (rain and cold-proof)
- A helmet with a good visor
- A pair of leather gloves with enhanced grip
Remember that accidents can occur everywhere. Contact our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Dallas if you require legal representation or legal protection. Our attorneys will do everything in their power to help you obtain compensation for your damages. Do not wait to get in touch right away.